Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Unabridged (m4b+mp3+mobi+epub) 6hrs
Written by: J. D. Vance
Narrated by: J. D. Vance
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.
The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love" and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.
But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, his aunt, his uncle, his sister, and most of all his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.
A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
书籍中文简介(Translated by 百度翻译)：
作者：J. D. Vance
旁白：J. D. Vance
乡下人的挽歌是一个充满激情和个人分析的一个文化危机，白人工薪阶层的美国人。这一群体的人口下降，我国已经慢慢瓦解过去40年来，已报道随着越来越多的频率和报警，但从来没有写灸从里面。J. D. Vance讲述了一个真实的故事，一个社会，地区和阶级衰落的感觉，当你出生时，它挂在你的脖子上。